Energy and Heating

  1. Top tips to keep your home warm in winter

    Top tips to keep your home warm in winter

    Our energy bills can become very expensive in the UK during winter due to the amount of time that we need our central heating on full blast. In order to maximise your energy efficiency and to ensure you're not wasting your money, we've compiled this useful list of 10 tips to help you keep your heating costs down this winter... Read More...
  2. Best ways to heat a conservatory

    Best ways to heat a conservatory

    More and more of us are having conservatories added to our homes as they are a fantastic way of bridging that gap between home and garden. Traditionally, conservatories have been used in summer months. However, with the improvements in home heating efficiency and technology, conservatories are rooms that can now be used all year round. In this article, we'll look... Read More...
  3. The Complete Guide to Cast Iron Radiators

    Welcome to Trade Radiator’s Complete Guide to Cast Iron Radiators. This special article is going to be your one and only resource when looking at anything and everything to do with cast iron radiators. We have developed this guide over some time to create one place where all the questions from you, our customers, are answered when you want to... Read More...
  4. The 5 most common questions about BTU

    The 5 most common questions about BTU

    1. What does BTU mean? BTU stands for British Thermal Units and this is the most common way energy and heat output is measured in the UK. 1 BTU = The amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 pound (0.45kg) of water by 1° Fahrenheit (0.56° Celsius). 2. Why is BTU important? British Thermal Units are important... Read More...
  5. What is smart heating and is it worth it?

    What is smart heating and is it worth it?

    If you are considering upgrading your central heating, you may have heard the term 'smart heating' being thrown around. Many consider smart heating to be the way most homes will be heated in the future and many people have already got on board and are heating their homes this way. In this article, we'll explain what smart heating is and... Read More...
  6. What heating system is best for a new home?

    What heating system is best for a new home?

    If you have a blank canvas and are deciding what sort of heating system you should install in your home, then please read on. A fully functioning heating system is integral to your family's comfort in the UK because it is in use in some capacity for much of the year. Even in summer, there are often chilly days, plus... Read More...
  7. Can radiators leak gas?

    Can radiators leak gas?

    Making sure that our central heating systems are functioning safely are obviously of utmost importance to all of us. Therefore, in this article we'll deal with some important points to help you keep your central heating system running smoothly and safely. Radiators don't leak carbon monoxide The dangerous, headline-grabbing gas that is associated with faulty central heating systems is carbon... Read More...
  8. The Complete Guide to Bathroom Heating

    Welcome to the Complete Guide to Bathroom Heating from Trade Radiators. In this article, we've compiled all the most common questions our customers have regarding heating in the bathroom. With our many years of experience, we're sure that you'll find this guide the number one reference point for everything you need to know about bathroom heating. Below you'll learn about... Read More...
  9. Do heated towel rails need thermostatic valves?

    Do heated towel rails need thermostatic valves?

    Thermostatic radiator valves are an excellent way of managing your central heating system and ensuring that radiators come on exactly when needed. TRVs are often recommended as a way to keep your heating costs economical. However, should they be fitted on heated towel rails? In this article we'll look at why this is not necessarily the best option. The purpose... Read More...
  10. What wattage element do you need for a heated towel rail?

    What wattage element do you need for a heated towel rail?

    When installing an electric heated towel rail in your home, it's important that you have an element that is the right size for your towel rail. Too small and the rail will struggle to heat up, too large and you could be wasting unnecessary power. In this article, we'll show you the correct size element you need for your rail... Read More...

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